Big Ideas: Primo Levi


Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. The obstacles preventing the realization of both these extreme states are of the same nature: they derive from our human condition which is opposed to everything infinite.

             [Primo Levi]

                                                                    from his 1947 book, Survival in Auschwitz



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